TREE TRIMMERS: PROTECT YOUR SENIORITY
To all Local 1245 Line Clearance Tree Trimmers and Vegetation Control Members:
Local 1245 wants to remind you of the importance of your Local 1245 “Union Seniority.” which is governed by your current 1245 membership initiation date.
If your current employer loses your contract area to another contractor who is signatory to Local Union 1245, your Union Seniority protects you in two major ways: 1. Union Seniority determines the priority in which Union Members are retained by the new employer. 2. Union Seniority determines the level of PTO or vacation you shall receive with the new employer.
Subject to the Bylaws of IBEW Local Union 1245, you must not let your membership lapse for 3 months or more if you want to retain your current initiation date. Simply put, if you become 3 months or more in arrears with your dues payment, you will lose your former initiation date, and receive a new date, which will affect the benefits of your Union Seniority.
If you are off of work due to injury, Family Medical Leave, Military Leave etc, you may pay non-working dues by contacting the Union at (707) 452-2700. Also, it is very important to remind newly hired employees to fill out their membership packets as soon as possible in order to secure their respective Union Seniority dates.